Definition of Dusty

1. Adjective. Covered with a layer of dust. "A dusty pile of books"

Exact synonyms: Dust-covered
Similar to: Covered
Derivative terms: Dust, Dustiness



2. Adjective. Lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new. "Stale news"
Exact synonyms: Cold, Moth-eaten, Stale
Similar to: Unoriginal
Derivative terms: Staleness

Definition of Dusty

1. a. Filled, covered, or sprinkled with dust; clouded with dust; as, a dusty table; also, reducing to dust.

Definition of Dusty

1. Proper noun. (given name male dot=), diminutive of Dustin ¹

2. Proper noun. (British) a nickname for someone with the surname Miller ¹

3. Adjective. Covered with dust. ¹

4. Adjective. powdery and resembling dust ¹

5. Adjective. gray/grey in parts ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dusty

1. full of dust [adj DUSTIER, DUSTIEST]

Medical Definition of Dusty

1. 1. Filled, covered, or sprinkled with dust; clouded with dust; as, a dusty table; also, reducing to dust. "And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death." (Shak) 2. Like dust; of the colour of dust; as a dusty white. Dusty miller, a plant (Cineraria maritima); so called because of the ashy-white coating of its leaves. Origin: AS. Dystig. See Dust. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dusty

dustoffs
dustpan
dustpanful
dustpans
dustproof
dustrag
dustrags
dusts
dusts off
dustsheet
dustsheets
duststorm
duststorms
dustup
dustups
dusty (current term)
dusty miller
dusty millers
dusty plasma
dutasteride
dutch
dutch-auction
dutch auction
dutch clover
dutch oven furnace
dutch rub
dutches
dutchess
dutchesses
dutchie

Literary usage of Dusty

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1. The Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns (1877)
"HEY, the dusty Miller, And his dusty coat, He will win a shilling, Or he spend a groat: dusty was the coat, dusty was the colour, dusty was the kiss That I ..."

2. Labor Laws and Their Enforcement: With Special Reference to Massachusetts by Charles Edward Person (1911)
"... and doffers in this room wear shoes and go dry shod, are able to keep their waists dry and to put on dry outer clothing at night after work. THE dusty ..."

3. Publications by Scotland Bannatyne Club (Edinburgh, Bannatyne Club (Edinburgh, Scotland) (1854)
"We read a great deal of Cicero and Demosthenes, and I take an amble by the side of the Bishop, on the dusty London road, every day. ..."

4. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1883)
"On the Dark Plane which is formed over a Heated Wire in dusty Air." By Lord RAYLEIGH, FRS, Professor of Experimental Physics in the University of Cambridge. ..."

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